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This report is extracted from the 1000 Section (Confirmed Newspaper Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.   Either a compiler, publisher or repository had confirmed the existance of this index and supplied information for the report. See the INTRODUCTION for the methodology used in compiling the LATHROP REPORT.

REPORT NO:  1040B Previous Report (1040A)  |  Next Report (1041A)
INDEX NAME:  The Chicago Daily Democratic Press Index For the year 1855.
COMPILER:  Prepared by the Library Omnibus Project, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Work Projects Administration (WPA) under the sponsorship of the Chicago Public Library. 1940.
Newspapers & General Periodicals Center
425 N. Michigan Ave
Chicago IL 60611
Telephone: (312) 269-2855
AVAILABILITY:  Manuscript typed copy available for use at the Chicago Public Library.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  "In compiling the index, the following types of news items have been omitted: daily market reports, daily marine lists, advertisements and jokes. Foreign names, except those of ruling heads and consorts, have generally not been included. Information about foreigners has been entered under a subject only; e.g., information about Lord Palmerston may be found under GREAT BRITAIN--POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT and/or any other subject in which he may have been involved. Items dealing with arrivals and departures of ships have not been entered under the name of the vessels, but will be found under SHIPPING--GREAT LAKES (or similar subhead)--SHIP ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES. Items dealing with books, poems, plays and musical compositions have been indexed under authors or composers, and in most cases, also under the subjects BOOKS, POEMS, PLAYS and MUSIC. Reports of congressional proceedings have been indexed under UNITED STATES-- CONGRESS--PROCEEDINGS only. They have not been indexed in detail under other subject names or headings. However, news items about congress or congressmen have been fully indexed. Societies and organizations are listed under the key word in the name (example: AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY, UNITED STATES...) Churches are listed under the denomination rather than under the first word of the name (example: BAPTIST CHURCH, FIRST...)."
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A typewritten alphabetical index on 8x13 inch pages. Both personal names and subject headings are interfiled in the same alphabet. The first word of each new subject heading (or personal name) is capitalized for emphasis. Each entry consists of a brief statement or headline, followed by one or more citations. Mutiple citations are particularly true when the same story runs over several days. The result of this format is that entries under each subject heading are not necessarily in chronological order, nor are all related stories necessarily grouped together. Each citation indicates the month, day, page and column where the article appeared in the paper.
Herbert O. Brayer. "Preliminary guide to indexed newspapers in the United States, 1850-1900". Mississippi Valley Historical Review, v.33, #2, Sept. 2, 1946.
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